Call out for Dance Scratch

We are inviting applications for the next Dance Scratch Night which will be on Wed 5 October (previously advertised as 28 Sept but has changed) at the OFS. As always the dance scratch is about sharing new works in progress by local dance makers. If you are making new work or are thinking about making new work, you are…

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Creative Lab – door, sun, in between

By Andy Solway – Creative Labs are a great place to try out new ideas. It’s also really interesting to get an insight into other people’s creative process. I’m always amazed at how well people work together in the labs, even when they are from very different dance backgrounds. At the February creative Lab, Jenny…

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International Dance Day – Friday 29 April

Celebrating International Dance Day – Friday 29th April 2022 This year Oxford Dance Forum would like to invite all Oxford Dance Artists to share what they’re doing on International Dance Day, in the spirit of “A day in the life of a freelance dance artist”. Whatever our activities on the day, let’s take to our…

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Dance Scratch at OFS

Susie Crow Tech Studies

On 9th Feb 2022 Oxford Dance Forum were at last able to host our first Dance Scratch at Arts at the Old Fire Station in over two years. Three locally based makers shared new work: Susie Crow, Pragna Das and Helen Edwards, there was lively discussion and fantastic support from the audience who were as…

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Digital Display Virtual Film Sharing

Following our Digital Display day at the North Wall, which took place on International Dance day, we shared the resulting films, virtually, via Zoom on Thursday 17 June 2021 at 6pm. Thanks to everyone who came to the film sharing! If you missed it, you can view below the films that 3 ODF members were…

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Space to Dance Project: Inventory of dance-suitable spaces in Oxford

Figure 1- Oskar Schlemmer – circa 1920 Space is at the core of the practice of dance, in more senses than one… In order to be suitable for dance activities, and to ensure that dancers are safe (whether they are professionals or not), spaces need to meet a few requirements. In 2016, One DanceUK and…

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Thomas Page Dances workshop – an observer’s account

By Leslie Tompkins – By prior arrangement I visited Thomas Page Dances workshops for professional dancers at HMG performance space Friday 14th Dec 2018 Unable to attend as a professional dancer I went as an enthusiastic community dancer to observe Lead by Thomas, the 3 male & 5 females went through an extensive warm-up followed…

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